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28 Mar 2015 at 11:31am
Anyone who has ever attempted to put together a mock draft knows that there are a handful of teams whose picks represent flashpoint moments in the draft. Think back to last year. The Jacksonville Jaguars taking Blake Bortles third overall was the first bolt out of the blue, and it helped set the table for the rest of the first round. Then there are the trades. The Cleveland Browns shifted up, down and around the first round (and elsewhere) and easily became one of the pivotal, first-round shaping teams last season. (Which is different from being effective drafters, but that's another point.) There are a handful of teams who can change the tide of Round 1 on April 30 ? either by making surprising picks or by making moves up or down that could shift the landscape significantly. We might not know what the effect of these plate tectonics might be, but we certainly can see where the fault lines might lie. Here's a look at the teams that significantly could alter how the top of the draft is shaped: Tennessee Titans (No. 2 overall pick)  ? Ken Whisenhunt's professed love for Marcus Mariota felt a little ingenuine to us, but we also can buy into the idea that Zach Mettenberger might not represent their vision of a franchise quarterback either. Those things are mutually exclusive. The second pick is for sale, but how high is their price? The Titans' biggest need ? outside of quarterback, that is ? is talent. Jim Schwartz used this line when he took over the 0-16 Detroit Lions, and we're going to steal it and stamp it here, too. The Titans are starting to forge the broad strokes of a decent front seven on defense, they have a few OK receivers and some offensive linemen worth working around. Other than that, it's an ugly roster. Depending on what they do, whether it's trade down, take Mariota or fall back on Leonard Williams, could help shape other teams' pursuit of quarterbacks in this draft. [All Draft News, All The Time: Follow Shutdown Draft 365 on Tumblr ] Washington Redskins (No. 5 overall pick)  ? We like that the Redskins have been active in free agency, but not active in a "Daniel Snyder is crazy" kind of way. New GM Scot McCloughan is one of the keenest talent evaluators in the game, and he knows the value of picks. That's why we believe any team seeking to move up for Mariota (or whomever else) could really start in earnest at No. 5 overall. That's where the Redskins' pick should be for sale. Really, their needs don't quite sync up perfectly with the talent available, so a move down makes a ton of sense. If they stay put, is it an edge rusher? If so, which one? We assume they'll lean toward either Dante Fowler Jr. or Vic Beasley, whichever one the Jacksonville Jaguars do not take third. But the Redskins are a wildcard factor in the big picture for sure. Why else? Well, we also can't rule out them taking a quarterback. Ah, the Redskins ? always fascinating. New York Jets (No. 6 overall pick) ? They, too, will consider Mariota. The Jets are sending six key decision makers Saturday up to Oregon to meet with the quarterback and try to decide if he's worth their investment. Otherwise, they could be the trade-up destination for another team should he still be on the board at 6. And like the Redskins, the Jets have their eyes on the edge-rush candidates; that's the one clear thing (other than maybe a rangy safety) that their defense lacks at this point. Plus, it's a first-year general manager in Mike Maccagnan, so we don't have a great feel for what direction he might go. We've had various people connect them to Todd Gurley , too, which is fascinating. Is 6 too early for him? St. Louis Rams (No. 10 overall pick) ? The Rams have drafted 28 players the past three seasons (including 13 of those picks in the first three rounds) and could stand to move up if they wanted. That said, they have a mere five selections in the draft, sending fourth- and sixth-round choices to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for safety Mark Barron. Sure, the Rams might be content at 10 and could have a choice offensive lineman ? it's a need ? fall into their laps, or they could even get lucky and be able to pick a top receiver, such as Amari Cooper or Kevin White, whichever one the Oakland Raiders pass on at 4. But Jeff Fisher's continual hinting that the Rams' QB picture is far from complete is intriguing, and it opens up the possibilities of what this team could do. Cleveland Browns (Nos. 12 and 19 overall picks) ? Ah, yes, the Browns once again find themselves in the draft vortex as big players yet riding that line of insanity. There's a good bet that when it's all said and done, GM Ray Farmer might not end up making picks at 12 and 19. No team has more draft cache right now than the Browns, with their 10 overall picks, including additional fourth- and sixth-round picks to play with. What confuses the matter and might not be clear until next week is whether Farmer and Co. are docked a selection for the texting-from-the-booth incident (how Browns is that, by the way?) and if it's a mid-rounder that could change their plans. Are the Browns interested in Mariota? Would they move up? Down? Could they go completely off radar altogether? They certainly are a get-your-popcorn-ready team if there ever was one on April 30. New Orleans Saints (Nos. 13 and 31 overall picks) ? The Saints own five of the top 78 picks, plus an additional fifth-rounder, amid a napalm job to half their roster ? with the other half perhaps ready to be nuked as well. We've been told by league sources that the Saints "still have a big move or two" left in them, so we only can assume that they'll be big players when it comes to Round 1. The Jimmy Graham trade netted them No. 31 and the Kenny Stills deal (which we're still trying to figure out) got them another third-rounder. Everything's on the table, but we've heard they are going all in on revamping this defense and also looking to add a big receiver. The depth of the draft at those respective positions allows them to sit tight and take several good football players. But something tells us that fireworks might be afoot. They're not done blowing stuff up. Philadelphia Eagles (No. 20 overall) ? There are a handful of other teams between 13 and 20, such as the Miami Dolphins or San Diego Chargers, that are capable of shaking things up. But there will be a virtual drumroll and a tangible buzz when the Eagles find themselves on the clock. And, of course, we have no freaking clue when that actually will be. Chip Kelly is making the call on these picks now, and for all we know he could trade every pick he has; we wouldn't put it past him. Needs? They still have plenty ? secondary, offensive line pass rusher, maybe receiver ? the Mariota talk won't go away. It would be a profound disappointment if they stood pat at 20 and took, say, Florida State C-OG Cameron Erving. Nothing against Erving, a player we like very much. It just wouldn't be a very Kelly-ish move, right? Baltimore Ravens (No. 26 overall) ? The Ravens have 10 selections total, with extra fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round picks they can move, along with all of their own picks except in Round 7. (They also have three compensatory picks ? one in Round 4, two in Round 5 ? but those cannot be traded by league rules.) GM Ozzie Newsome has shown a propensity to deal, and he nailed trades up for Joe Flacco and Haloti Ngata, but not wantonly, either. Newsome has to love what he sees in front of him to move up; more likely is for them to move back if the right player isn't on his plate. But they also have some real holes on their team, one that nearly took down the New England Patriots in the playoffs and could go a long way this season if they patch up the roster smartly. Staying put at 26 could land them a receiver or cornerback or pass rusher ? all areas they'd love to improve. But the Ravens also could be a team to watch for a trade, and they pick right in front of the deal-happy Dallas Cowboys at 27, which ups the stakes a tad. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

26 Mar 2015 at 12:27pm
There are varying opinions regarding the best WR in this year's draft. All would be upgrades for Oakland, but Cooper represents the least risk.

26 Mar 2015 at 11:11am
Evan Silva and Josh Norris discuss the Redskins' draft needs and offer options for each of their selections.

26 Mar 2015 at 6:33am
Josh Norris and Evan Silva break down every team?s needs and which players fit those needs. Check out the weekly schedule.

26 Mar 2015 at 12:38am
Nick Mensio keeps track of every offseason transaction for all 32 teams.

25 Mar 2015 at 1:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ex-Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he wants to make amends for his scathing criticism of the team's former defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett.

24 Mar 2015 at 11:02pm
Even the chairman of the Chicago Bears had his doubts about pursuing former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. In fact, George McCaskey turned down the idea at first. Bringing in McDonald, who played under new Chicago defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in San Francisco, could be controversial in Chicago given his legal troubles.

24 Mar 2015 at 7:35pm
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie stood in the hot sun before two dozen reporters and stood by his coach who is taking plenty of heat. Lurie, who gave Chip Kelly final say on all personnel decisions over general manager Howie Roseman this offseason, was quizzed on all things Eagles on Tuesday. It was the first time he discussed the front office maneuvers, as well as sending star running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo and starting quarterback Nick Foles to St. Louis. Chip had a vision of how we could get from good to great.'' That vision is what Kelly brought to Philadelphia from Oregon in 2013.

24 Mar 2015 at 2:50pm
With free agency 2015 on life support and the majority of the top talents off the board, NFL teams? needs have been reshuffled. Now the draft has come squarely into focus, with only a few major veteran options ? hello, Adrian Peterson ? likely to seismically alter the course from this point on. Here?s a look (without any projected trades, mind you) of how the first two rounds could go with about five weeks until the draft: 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  ? Florida State QB Jameis Winston Lovie Smith is playing coy with his team?s draft board, and though a team source told Shutdown Corner no final decision has been made on the pick, it?s believed to be Winston. Maybe the Bucs get blown away with a trade offer, but that?s not likely to happen. Instead, they?ll roll the dice on greatness and find ways to protect Winston and shield him from the distractions of being in the NFL spotlight. 2. Tennessee Titans ? USC DT-DE Leonard Williams Our gut feeling right now is that the Titans are not enamored with Marcus Mariota. Short of finding a long-term solution at QB, they?ll instead continue to upgrade a front seven that should be markedly better with Williams, Jurrell Casey, Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo and Co. on the attack. The Titans don?t have the most daunting opposing quarterbacks on their schedule this season and should hope to win close games with defense.   3. Jacksonville Jaguars ? Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. Finding an edge rusher will be one of the primary goals for Gus Bradley, David Caldwell and crew after a fruitful free-agency period. They are seeking to add depth across the board, but they need someone to come rip off the front side and live in the backfield. Even if he plays only 40-50 snaps a game, Fowler and his hot motor will be a huge upgrade. 4. Oakland Raiders ? West Virginia WR Kevin White The Raiders didn't land a front-line receiver in free agency and will need to find someone who can help Derek Carr grow. White has been the prospect who has ascended the most in the past calendar year and he fits the old-school Raiders mold of the height-weight-speed prospect who also plays angry. A perfect fit, just edging out the smoother, less explosive Amari Cooper. 5. Washington Redskins ? Clemson OLB Vic Beasley New Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan surprised many when he took Aldon Smith with the seventh pick in the draft in 2011 and he could open eyes again by taking Beasley here over a few more hyped pass-rush prospects. Beasley might not have Smith?s length, but he has the rare burst to give the Redskins its first pair of 10-sack players (with Ryan Kerrigan coming off the other side) since 2009. 6. New York Jets ? Georgia RB Todd Gurley Shocked? Don?t be. Oh, the Jets are not likely to take Gurley, coming off ACL surgery, this high in the draft. But the Jets brass ? which are working out Mariota at week?s end up in Oregon ? won?t take a quarterback high if they are not blown away. Instead, they?ll select the player who could be the quarterback?s best friend in time if Gurley's knee looks good at the Indianapolis medical re-test next month. Although I am not projecting trades, the Cleveland Browns could be a team interested in moving into this spot for Mariota, and Gurley still could be on the board when the Jets swing back around. There's also a rumble that the Miami Dolphins are high on Gurley.

24 Mar 2015 at 2:25pm
The New York Jets have signed defensive end Stephen Bowen and offensive tackle Corey Hilliard, adding veteran depth to their lines. The Jets also made the signing of defensive end Kevin Vickerson official on Tuesday. Bowen played in eight games after spending the first half of last season on the physically unable to perform list while recovering from a knee injury that cut short his 2013 season.

24 Mar 2015 at 1:38pm
The Chicago Bears apparently care less about defensive lineman Ray McDonald's off-field issues than the San Francisco 49ers did. The Bears signed McDonald to a contract, per ESPN's Chris Mortensen , after the 49ers released him in December. He was investigated on suspicion of sexual assault in a case last year that remains open. McDonald hasn't been charged in relation to the case and has sued the woman who brought up the charges against him. But the Niners saw a "pattern of poor decision-making" as justification for his release, which they termed a "termination." That pattern included a prior incident in which McDonald was implicated in a domestic abuse case involving his fiancée last August, but the team had stood by him through that and McDonald was cleared in the case by November. The connection to Chicago is new Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who is running John Fox's defense with the Bears and expected to implement a similar 3-4 scheme to what Fangio ran as the 49ers' coordinator the past several years. You have to wonder if the Bears protected themselves in the language of the contract against any potential legal trouble should land on McDonald, who turns 31 next season, again. Terms and length of the deal were not reported yet. McDonald has been a starter the past four seasons for the Niners and had collected 19.5 sacks and four forced fumbles over his eight-year career.  The Bears also signed former Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to help fortify the defense. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

22 Mar 2015 at 4:10pm
The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others. ''Whoever wants me,'' Michael Sam said Sunday when asked about returning to the field for the initial NFL veterans combine. He landed on the Cowboys' practice squad for a few weeks, then was released. ''If the Rams or Cowboys want me, I'm on the first flight out,'' he said.

22 Mar 2015 at 12:04pm
Evan Silva takes a preliminary stand on the Top 150 non-rookies for the 2015 fantasy football season.

19 Mar 2015 at 4:44pm
The Washington Redskins have re-signed free-agent quarterback Colt McCoy, who started four games for the team last season. McCoy, 28, appeared in five games overall in his first season with the Redskins, completing 91 of 128 passes (71.7 percent) for 1,057 yards, with four touchdown passes, three interceptions and a team-high passer rating of 96.4. The McCoy signing means, at least for now, the trio of quarterbacks who started games for last year's 4-12 club will return, including 2012 first-round draft pick Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Head coach Jay Gruden said last month during the NFL scouting combine that Griffin would enter the season as the starter.

19 Mar 2015 at 12:43pm
The New York Jets' quarterback competition might not heat up until the summer. While newly acquired Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to rehabilitate from a broken leg, Geno Smith and Matt Simms are expected to get most of the snaps during offseason workouts. Fitzpatrick, traded from Houston for a conditional seventh-round draft pick last week, is expected to be fully healthy by training camp and compete with Smith for the quarterback job. Fitzpatrick broke his left leg during a game against Indianapolis on Dec. 14.

29 Mar 2015 at 9:18am
Adam Levitan looks at positions with fantasy upside that remain unfilled. Will the Raiders get Derek Carr a real No. 1 wideout?

28 Mar 2015 at 5:59pm
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent Saturday at spring training with the Texas Rangers, hitting a home run in batting practice and drawing on his recent Super Bowl experience to deliver a message to the team. A former minor league infielder for Colorado, Wilson was later acquired by the Rangers and practiced with them last year. ''I think I'm better in baseball than football,'' Wilson said, breaking into a laugh. Wilson took out the lineup card before Texas played San Diego, but wasn't going to get into the game.

28 Mar 2015 at 11:31am
Anyone who has ever attempted to put together a mock draft knows that there are a handful of teams whose picks represent flashpoint moments in the draft. Think back to last year. The Jacksonville Jaguars taking Blake Bortles third overall was the first bolt out of the blue, and it helped set the table for the rest of the first round. Then there are the trades. The Cleveland Browns shifted up, down and around the first round (and elsewhere) and easily became one of the pivotal, first-round shaping teams last season. (Which is different from being effective drafters, but that's another point.) There are a handful of teams who can change the tide of Round 1 on April 30 ? either by making surprising picks or by making moves up or down that could shift the landscape significantly. We might not know what the effect of these plate tectonics might be, but we certainly can see where the fault lines might lie. Here's a look at the teams that significantly could alter how the top of the draft is shaped: Tennessee Titans (No. 2 overall pick)  ? Ken Whisenhunt's professed love for Marcus Mariota felt a little ingenuine to us, but we also can buy into the idea that Zach Mettenberger might not represent their vision of a franchise quarterback either. Those things are mutually exclusive. The second pick is for sale, but how high is their price? The Titans' biggest need ? outside of quarterback, that is ? is talent. Jim Schwartz used this line when he took over the 0-16 Detroit Lions, and we're going to steal it and stamp it here, too. The Titans are starting to forge the broad strokes of a decent front seven on defense, they have a few OK receivers and some offensive linemen worth working around. Other than that, it's an ugly roster. Depending on what they do, whether it's trade down, take Mariota or fall back on Leonard Williams, could help shape other teams' pursuit of quarterbacks in this draft. [All Draft News, All The Time: Follow Shutdown Draft 365 on Tumblr ] Washington Redskins (No. 5 overall pick)  ? We like that the Redskins have been active in free agency, but not active in a "Daniel Snyder is crazy" kind of way. New GM Scot McCloughan is one of the keenest talent evaluators in the game, and he knows the value of picks. That's why we believe any team seeking to move up for Mariota (or whomever else) could really start in earnest at No. 5 overall. That's where the Redskins' pick should be for sale. Really, their needs don't quite sync up perfectly with the talent available, so a move down makes a ton of sense. If they stay put, is it an edge rusher? If so, which one? We assume they'll lean toward either Dante Fowler Jr. or Vic Beasley, whichever one the Jacksonville Jaguars do not take third. But the Redskins are a wildcard factor in the big picture for sure. Why else? Well, we also can't rule out them taking a quarterback. Ah, the Redskins ? always fascinating. New York Jets (No. 6 overall pick) ? They, too, will consider Mariota. The Jets are sending six key decision makers Saturday up to Oregon to meet with the quarterback and try to decide if he's worth their investment. Otherwise, they could be the trade-up destination for another team should he still be on the board at 6. And like the Redskins, the Jets have their eyes on the edge-rush candidates; that's the one clear thing (other than maybe a rangy safety) that their defense lacks at this point. Plus, it's a first-year general manager in Mike Maccagnan, so we don't have a great feel for what direction he might go. We've had various people connect them to Todd Gurley , too, which is fascinating. Is 6 too early for him? St. Louis Rams (No. 10 overall pick) ? The Rams have drafted 28 players the past three seasons (including 13 of those picks in the first three rounds) and could stand to move up if they wanted. That said, they have a mere five selections in the draft, sending fourth- and sixth-round choices to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for safety Mark Barron. Sure, the Rams might be content at 10 and could have a choice offensive lineman ? it's a need ? fall into their laps, or they could even get lucky and be able to pick a top receiver, such as Amari Cooper or Kevin White, whichever one the Oakland Raiders pass on at 4. But Jeff Fisher's continual hinting that the Rams' QB picture is far from complete is intriguing, and it opens up the possibilities of what this team could do. Cleveland Browns (Nos. 12 and 19 overall picks) ? Ah, yes, the Browns once again find themselves in the draft vortex as big players yet riding that line of insanity. There's a good bet that when it's all said and done, GM Ray Farmer might not end up making picks at 12 and 19. No team has more draft cache right now than the Browns, with their 10 overall picks, including additional fourth- and sixth-round picks to play with. What confuses the matter and might not be clear until next week is whether Farmer and Co. are docked a selection for the texting-from-the-booth incident (how Browns is that, by the way?) and if it's a mid-rounder that could change their plans. Are the Browns interested in Mariota? Would they move up? Down? Could they go completely off radar altogether? They certainly are a get-your-popcorn-ready team if there ever was one on April 30. New Orleans Saints (Nos. 13 and 31 overall picks) ? The Saints own five of the top 78 picks, plus an additional fifth-rounder, amid a napalm job to half their roster ? with the other half perhaps ready to be nuked as well. We've been told by league sources that the Saints "still have a big move or two" left in them, so we only can assume that they'll be big players when it comes to Round 1. The Jimmy Graham trade netted them No. 31 and the Kenny Stills deal (which we're still trying to figure out) got them another third-rounder. Everything's on the table, but we've heard they are going all in on revamping this defense and also looking to add a big receiver. The depth of the draft at those respective positions allows them to sit tight and take several good football players. But something tells us that fireworks might be afoot. They're not done blowing stuff up. Philadelphia Eagles (No. 20 overall) ? There are a handful of other teams between 13 and 20, such as the Miami Dolphins or San Diego Chargers, that are capable of shaking things up. But there will be a virtual drumroll and a tangible buzz when the Eagles find themselves on the clock. And, of course, we have no freaking clue when that actually will be. Chip Kelly is making the call on these picks now, and for all we know he could trade every pick he has; we wouldn't put it past him. Needs? They still have plenty ? secondary, offensive line pass rusher, maybe receiver ? the Mariota talk won't go away. It would be a profound disappointment if they stood pat at 20 and took, say, Florida State C-OG Cameron Erving. Nothing against Erving, a player we like very much. It just wouldn't be a very Kelly-ish move, right? Baltimore Ravens (No. 26 overall) ? The Ravens have 10 selections total, with extra fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round picks they can move, along with all of their own picks except in Round 7. (They also have three compensatory picks ? one in Round 4, two in Round 5 ? but those cannot be traded by league rules.) GM Ozzie Newsome has shown a propensity to deal, and he nailed trades up for Joe Flacco and Haloti Ngata, but not wantonly, either. Newsome has to love what he sees in front of him to move up; more likely is for them to move back if the right player isn't on his plate. But they also have some real holes on their team, one that nearly took down the New England Patriots in the playoffs and could go a long way this season if they patch up the roster smartly. Staying put at 26 could land them a receiver or cornerback or pass rusher ? all areas they'd love to improve. But the Ravens also could be a team to watch for a trade, and they pick right in front of the deal-happy Dallas Cowboys at 27, which ups the stakes a tad. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

28 Mar 2015 at 12:47am
Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow, the freshman from Houston playing at home the day after his 19th birthday, had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the South Regional's top-seeded Blue Devils in their 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night. The last Final Four appearance was in 2010, when the Blue Devils also went through Houston on way to their fourth national title. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.

27 Mar 2015 at 4:04pm
The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season. The Vikings announced the deal Friday with Newman, who spent the last three years with Cincinnati after nine with Dallas. Zimmer, entering his second season with Minnesota, was Newman's defensive coordinator for six years: four with the Cowboys and two with the Bengals. Newman, who was drafted by Dallas with the fifth overall pick out of Kansas State in 2003, has 37 career interceptions, the third-most among active players in the NFL.

27 Mar 2015 at 3:16pm
DALLAS (AP) -- Michael Sam says there are ''a lot'' of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him.

27 Mar 2015 at 10:11am
It has been widely assumed, as it should be, that Michael Sam was not the only gay player in the NFL when he was with the St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys last year. Sam confirmed that, saying several NFL players contacted him after he was drafted and told him they were gay. The difference, of course, is that Sam was the only one who was openly gay. ?I am not the only gay person in the NFL,? Sam said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . ?I?m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL." Sam, who was speaking at the 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker series, said he didn't think it would be a big deal to come out, mostly because there are "gay athletes everywhere." But as he knows now, it was a big deal. On one hand there seem to be positives to it ? Sam got the type of exposure almost no seventh-round pick will ever get  ? but the negative is he'll always wonder if coming out hurt his professional career. He was cut by the Rams despite a solid preseason with 11 tackles and three sacks. He was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad but cut before he ever got promoted to the active roster or appeared in a regular-season game. He hasn't been signed since.  Sam said during his speech that he doesn't believe he is being discriminated against. But he also said that if you look at the game film, "clearly I can" play in the NFL. it seemed from his quotes via the Star-Telegram that even if he doesn't believe being gay is keeping him out of the NFL, there is a bit of lingering doubt. And that provides a pretty easy answer to why all those players who contacted Sam and told him they're gay haven't come out themselves. ?' Dancing with the Stars ' is my employer,? Sam said. ?That?s my main source of income. ? I?m unemployed, and I don?t believe I?m out of the NFL because I?m gay. But if it was a reason, it can hurt their livelihood, and you don?t want to take that chance.? - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab



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